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Chinese Languages Flourish In The City Of London

March 25 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Chinese Languages Flourish In The City Of London

French is still the top foreign language spoken in the City of London, but Astbury Marsden has found that Mandarin and Cantonese are catching up in London business circles.

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CBI: Budget 2014 “Will Put Wind in Investment Sails”

March 25 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

CBI: Budget 2014 “Will Put Wind in Investment Sails”

The Confederation of British Industry has applauded investment-boosting measures in the Budget presented by George Osborne, but not everyone has welcomed the announcement so strongly.

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Google Glass Partners With ‘Stylish’ Ray-Ban And Oakley

Google Glass Partners With ‘Stylish’ Ray-Ban And Oakley

Google has struck a deal with the owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley, Luxottica, to make Google Glass stylish. Will it broaden the product’s appeal?

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Why Does The Co-Operative Bank Need Another £400m?

March 24 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Why Does The Co-Operative Bank Need Another £400m?

The Co-operative Bank completed a £1.5 billion recapitalisation three months ago. So why is it trying to raise another £400 million?

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HS2: Will High-Speed Rail Deliver On Its Promise?

March 24 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

HS2: Will High-Speed Rail Deliver On Its Promise?

The debate on Britain’s new high-speed rail is never far from the headlines, but can it really deliver the economic benefits to the north of England that it promises?

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UK Budget 2014 Review: Winners & Losers

March 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

UK Budget 2014 Review: Winners & Losers

Major reforms to savings and pensions took the headlines in yesterday’s Budget, but who really stands to benefit?

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New US Federal Reserve Chief’s ‘Blunder’ Spooks Markets

March 21 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

New US Federal Reserve Chief’s ‘Blunder’ Spooks Markets

Janet Yellen took the stage as the new chair of the Federal Reserve this week. How were her surprising interest rate comments received around the world?

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Yahoo To Emulate Netflix ‘House Of Cards’ Success

Yahoo To Emulate Netflix ‘House Of Cards’ Success

Following on from Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ success, Yahoo has suggested the firm will seek to produce more original TV content. Does this mean the company is moving away from its traditional core offerings?

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New Book Reveals Steve Jobs ‘Said No To Apple TV’

New Book Reveals Steve Jobs ‘Said No To Apple TV’

Steve Jobs wasn’t in favour of an Apple television set. Does that mean the company won’t pursue it?

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Headhunters Called For Transparency In Women Recruitment

March 20 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Headhunters Called For Transparency In Women Recruitment

As the call for gender equality in the workforce rings louder than ever, headhunters could be expected to publish information regarding the number of women on their shortlists.

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Alibaba IPO Aims To Raise $15 billion

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Alibaba IPO Aims To Raise $15 billion

In a bid to internationalise itself, China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group is planning to float in the US stock markets and raise $15 billion from sales of shares. Will the IPO help Alibaba become more global?

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Candy Crush Developer Is Worth $7.6 billion!

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Candy Crush Developer Is Worth $7.6 billion!

The game development company behind Candy Crush, King, is set to float an initial public offering (IPO) later this month. And King might be worth an eye-watering $7.6 billion!

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Osborne’s Budget Boost To Savers and Pensioners

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Osborne’s Budget Boost To Savers and Pensioners

UK chancellor George Osborne has taken to the dispatch box to present a crowd-pleasing, what was in effect the last, Budget of this parliament by claiming it was for ‘the makers, the doers and the savers’.

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Libor Scandal: Sixteen Banks Sued By US Regulator

March 18 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Libor Scandal: Sixteen Banks Sued By US Regulator

Sixteen banks, including Barclays, are being sued by a regulatory body in the US that alleges they were involved in fixing the Libor interest rate.

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Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

March 18 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

Sainsbury’s has seen its first falling sales figures in nine years, but is this a sign of the times or just a temporary slump?

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Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

A fall in exports has seen the UK’s trade gap widen, new data shows – so what can the country do to turn it around?

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UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

Consumer groups, businesses and unions have all published their wish lists for this year’s UK Budget. But who will be disappointed and what can we expect?

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Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

Oxfam has urged the government to do more to tackle inequality, after new research found that five families are worth more than 20 per cent of the population.

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

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It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

A new study has found that posting a happy or sad Facebook status increases the chances your friends will do the same.

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Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are leading the way in home entertainment – but could they really put an end to traditional media?

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7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

March 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

Accountants have great salary and career prospects, but some have ended up in places you may not expect …

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Mr Kipling: Still ‘Exceedingly Good’ at Marketing

March 13 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Mr Kipling: Still ‘Exceedingly Good’ at Marketing

Premier Foods has mocked suggestions that Mr Kipling will drop its “exceedingly good” strapline …

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8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

March 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

ACCA-qualified accountants can earn an impressive starting salary of up to £45,000 per year, but what could that buy you?

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What Next For Morrisons?

March 12 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

What Next For Morrisons?

Morrisons is facing a fight if it wants to hold onto its place among the UK’s biggest supermarkets. Where can it go from here? …

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